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Source: Australian War Memorial
Tropical Troubadours Tropical Troubadours i(8083346 works by) (Organisation) assertion
Born: Established: ca. 1918
c
Papua New Guinea,
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Pacific Region,
; Died: Ceased: 1919
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BiographyHistory

A troupe of Australian soldiers from the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (ANMEF), the Tropical Troubadours is known to have staged at least one show in Rabaul in April 1919. It was possibly one of several irregular concert parties active in the south-west Pacific during WWI. Performers identified with the troupe to date are: Lieutenants Peterson and Money, Sergeant Boult, Corporal Bruce, Privates Croker, Burrows, Westley, Crone (also music director); and Signor Mulderoni. Peterson and Wesley are billed in the April 1919 program as 'England’s premiere patterlogists.'

[Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive]

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Notes

  • The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force was a small volunteer force of approximately 2,000 men, raised in Australia shortly after the outbreak of the First World War to seize and destroy German wireless stations in German New Guinea in the south-west Pacific. New Zealand provided a similar force for the occupation of German Samoa.

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